WOSU News Archives For: January 15, 2009

Unions React to Mayor’s Request for Pay Freezes

12:00AM
January
15, 2009

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said the city will have to find some way to cut $13 million from its budget. To save money the mayor proposed freezing pay raises on the city’s union workers including public safety workers. WOSU reports both fire and police unions are not pleased with the news.

Mayor Announces Selection Process for Chief

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12:00AM
January 15, 2009

Mayor Michael Coleman announced Thursday the selection process for choosing the next Chief of Police for the City of Columbus.

Ohio TV Test Tonight

12:00AM
January
15, 2009

Ohioans who tune to major television stations tonight (Thursday 1-15-09) will find out whether they will be able to get service in February when stations will no longer broadcast analog signals. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Ohio Hospitals and Businesses Lead Effort to Reduce Medical Errors

12:00AM
January
15, 2009

Ohio hospitals and businesses are working together on a new drive to cut down on two threats to patients when they’re in hospitals — infections and medication errors. The hospitals plan to share information with each other about what practices work best.

Dollar Sales Of Liquor Hit Record High In Ohio

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12:00AM
January 15, 2009

The dollar sales of liquor in Ohio set a new record high last year. But, as statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports, that does not mean that Ohioans are drinking more alcohol.

Ohio Think Tank Pressures Lawmakers For Tax Hike

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12:00AM
January 15, 2009

A think-tank that advocates for social welfare programs had a hard time Wednesday convincing Ohio legislators that they should consider raising taxes to help ease the state’s 7 billion dollar financial crisis. As statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports, though, the idea of tax hikes isn’t dead.

Snow Emergency Declared In Franklin County.

12:00AM
January
15, 2009

Central Ohio driveways and sidewalks are ‘shovel-ready’ this morning after a fast-moving low pressure system dumped about six inches of snow on the region. Early morning temperatures fell to near zero in Columbus.